(Standard of Excellence)Dean Sorenson - Neil A Kjos Music Co
This jazz ensemble collection comprises ten very easy jazz charts in rock, Latin and swing styles and when used with the optional parts is playable in a concert band setting. The flexible scoring will sound full, even with reduced instrumentation. Minimum instrumentation requirements are: Alto Saxophone 1 and 2; Tenor Saxophone; Trumpet 1 and 2; Trombone 1; Piano; Bass and Drum Set 1. Other highlights include: Rhythm Studies; Unison Solos requiring no improvisation; Reproducible Improvisation Starters for those students ready to improvise; Two Drum Set Parts (traditional and simplified); Two Guitar Parts (melody and chords), and the Director Score (includes a CD). Student Books include free downloads of full-length recordings of each chart; rhythm and solo study accompaniment grooves; and improvisation starter sheets. Also available are two introductory starter sets, one for jazz ensemble (10 part books and score/CD), and one for concert band (16 part books and score/CD). The starter sets are available for a limited time while supplies last. This highly versatile and flexible collection will encourage and support students in their first explorations of jazz style and performance, whether in a jazz ensemble or a concert band setting!